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Old 10-14-2002, 07:19 PM
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2450 Demise ?

Looks like the Epson 2450 has had its day.

http://www.normankoren.com/Tutorials..._flatbeds.html
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Old 10-14-2002, 08:06 PM
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Confusing...wonder why they don't just release a higher dpi model of the 2450 rather than a new model with just 35mm capability?
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Old 10-14-2002, 08:20 PM
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The news might not be all bad. When the Expression 800 was discontinued you could buy new ones for $150 (down from $900).
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Old 10-19-2002, 05:15 PM
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Just my luck, I bought a 2450 2 months ago. I guess I can't complain, that's just the way it is in the world of consumer electronics. Everything gets better and cheaper all at the same time.

I just started scanning 35mm negatives today fo the first time with this scanner. I sat down with a small box full of negatives, loaded up the negative frame and got a big supprise. A single frame scan at 2400 DPI takes about 20 Minutes! I have tried dropping back to 1200 to see if the scans are acceptable. Even at 1200 it will take a long time to complete this job.
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Old 10-19-2002, 05:48 PM
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I'm just in the process of getting hold of a combo usb2/firewire card and I'll be interested to see if there is much improvement in the 2450 scanning times with either or connection.
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Old 10-19-2002, 07:14 PM
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I am using USB 2.0 with my 2450. I doubt if you will see any improvement with firewire, even though in realworld test firewire is faster. I don't see any speed advantage with USB 2.0 at the higher DPI settings just in the lower res scans. At high res the speed of the sensor slows down so much that even parallel would work as fast.
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Old 10-19-2002, 08:10 PM
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I just checked out this scanner on the Epson site. It is referred to as a "lightning fast scanner". Does everybody have the long scanning times Kevin mentioned?

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Old 10-20-2002, 07:06 AM
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Am I right in assuming that USB2 card to USB2 enabled device doesn't require anything other than a standard USB cable?
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Old 10-20-2002, 10:55 AM
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As far as I know, it needs a USB 2.0 Cable (here )

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Old 10-20-2002, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the link Dave that place is only 15 minutes drive from me. Could you get something a little closer in future!!!


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